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keep (sth/sb) back

verb uk phrasal verb with keep   /kiːp/ (kept, kept) us  
B2 to not go near something, or to prevent someone or something from going past a particular place: Barriers were built to keep back the flood water.
Translations of “keep (sth/sb) back”
in Chinese (Traditional) (使)不靠近, 阻止…通過…
in Chinese (Simplified) (使)不靠近, 阻止…通过…
(Definition of keep (sth/sb) back from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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